Our New Kitchen Faucet
Decisions, decisions! I feel like a pro at decision making after our months long kitchen renovation. During the planning stage, we had to decide on everything from cabinet to layout to appliances. We hired The Home Depot to take care of the entire renovation and our kitchen designer was fabulous to guide us through the long process.
I’ve already shared the before photos, the process photos and the after photos so go check those posts out when you get a chance so you can see the big picture of what it was like. One big decision every person renovating a kitchen must make is deciding on what kind of faucet to buy. I had a vague idea of what I wanted. It needed to match the cabinet hardware and the overall feel of the kitchen. I wanted something functional, yet stylish without breaking the bank. I found the perfect faucet for our kitchen: American Standard Huntley Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with SelectFlo from The Home Depot!
At first glance, I was drawn to its sleek look and stainless steel finish. I liked that it wasn’t too shiny and matched the brushed look of my cabinet hardware. The high arcing spout adds a modern feel to my kitchen. I think it also matches great with the quartz countertop we selected. It’s fresh and contemporary which is what I was going for with the kitchen’s design.
You also want a faucet that is built to last. The Huntley Kitchen Faucet is durable with a tarnish-free finish that is also scratch and corrosion resistant. They offer a Lifetime Limited Warranty that the faucet will be drip-free. When the plumber was installing it, he mentioned that we made a good choice by picking this faucet. I was happy to hear that from a professional!
The Huntley Kitchen Faucet is much fancier than my old faucet. I’m loving all it’s bells and whistles that add incredible functionality and versatility to my kitchen. It has SelectFlo which are five functions to help you out in your kitchen tasks. The faucet can stream, spray, jet, mist and pause with a simple twist. Stream is great for filling up your sink quickly to do the dishes. Spray is awesome for rinsing off soap on your dishes. Jet is handy for cleaning up baked on messes. Mist can be used for watering your plants. Pause will briefly stop water flow. I’ve been playing around with it and use Stream the most. I used Mist when I was baking this week and had to add a few water droplets to a baking sheet so the dough wouldn’t stick. Great convenience!
Another neat feature I’m loving is the dishwasher safe scrub brush that attaches directly to the faucet sprayer. It has two types of bristles: rigid blue nylon bristles for more vigorous scrubbing and softer grey bristles for delicate cleaning. The faucet pulls down so you can easily use the scrub brush to wash your dishes! It retracts back into the original position when you release it from your hand.
I asked the kitchen designer if it would work with our undermount sink we had selected. She said it would. The Huntley Kitchen Faucet is versatile and works with sinks that have 1 to 4 holes. It comes with an optional deck plate too so you could make it work with your current sink.
We also have a convenient soap dispenser. I love this feature because then I don’t have to keep my dish soap on display on the counter. It frees up more room for me to work.
One thing I have to explore is the memory position valving that lets you set a temperature without readjusting the handle position each time. I think I’d keep it on cold since I’m always running to the sink for glasses of water throughout the day.
Last, but not least, it offers excellent value. The price is $199 at The Home Depot which to me seems very fair especially with all its cool features.
The stress was well worth it in the end. I’m in love with my new kitchen! It’s even nicer than I ever imagined. It’s my favourite room in the house and the one where I spend most of my time.
If you are looking for a new kitchen faucet, check out the Huntley Kitchen Faucet. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we are!
What features do you like in your kitchen faucet?
Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.